My dad and I have had ups and downs through my whole life...but no matter what, he was the dad that God gave me.
I'll miss his sense of humor and the way we would joke back and forth. I'll always remember going to see U2 in concert with him and loving every minute of it. I still laugh when I think about him attempting to sing along because, bless his heart, he couldn't carry a tune in a bucket but he would sing out with the best of them. He taught me to drive in an empty mall parking lot, made me try new things, pushed me to better myself and taught me to appreciate life and live it to its fullest.
Unfortunately, he couldn't break the cycle of addiction in his own life. His heart was constantly broken at the way his life had turned out and the way it effected everyone around him. He loved Christ and truly wanted to be the man that God intended him to be. He longed to be the father that he knew that he should have been to me and longed to be a testimony to others struggling with addictions.
I pray that others who are struggling with addiction will find hope, restoration and true sobriety.
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